We started the paddle at Horne Lake under blue skies and calm waters. 16 kayaks and 18 paddlers made their way heading south of the boat launch,
Sunday, August 16, 2020
The weather cooperated – the sun shone at times, winds were light and 17 PGOSA paddlers experienced the magic of a new location and some gorgeous rock formations as well as some beautiful scenery. This was a paddle to remember and do again next summer so more can enjoy the experience.
Two downers were hiking back up the steep boat ramp to get to vehicles so people could load their kayaks and the swarming wasps at the tombolo beach where we stopped for a quick lunch. I do mean quick as the wasps drove us back to our boats or to stand in the water as they came after us and the food we brought.
The excursion started at the Cedar Boat launch just south of Nanaimo.
Thursday, July 30, 2020
After the pre-trip meeting on land we headed out in 12 kayaks and 2 canoes under cloudy conditions with calm waters for paddling.
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Friday, July 3, 2020
|Practicing Safe Distancing at the Pre-Launch Meeting|
|49th Parallel Marker|
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Friday, June 19, 2020
Seven kayaks and one canoe: (9) paddlers set off from the launching area at the Sproat Lake Provincial Park at 10AM
and soon arrived at the famous petroglyphs along the shoreline. It was a challenge to name the types of carvings depicted in the rock wall.
Continuing along the shore, past the Sproat River outlet, we passed many residences of various types and sizes. Most of the houses have docks and we saw many boats, canoes, kayaks and sea doos. Apparently the weekend is full of water skiers, paddlers and other water activities. Saw a Merganser hen with about 8 or 9 little ones following closely behind.